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China says more than half of foreign aid given to Africa

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 15:52

More than half of China`s foreign aid of over $14 billion between 2010 and 2012 was directed to Africa, the government said on Thursday, underscoring Beijing`s interest in the resource-rich continent to fuel its economy.

It`s dream come true for me: Vijay

It`s dream come true for me: Vijay

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 12:05

Elated at scoring his maiden overseas hundred and fourth of his career, Indian opener Murali Vijay today said his fine effort on the opening day of the first Test against England here was a dream come true for him.

Bharti Airtel to sell 3,100 telecoms towers in Africa

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 16:59

Bharti Airtel will have full access to the towers under a long-term lease contract.

About 80 injured as two trains collide in S Africa

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 01:28

Two trains crashed into each other in South Africa`s eastern coastal city of Durban on Tuesday, injuring about 80 people, rescuers said.

French defence minister urges ceasefire in Central Africa

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 16:38

France`s defence minister warned on a visit to the Central African Republic on Tuesday that the strife-wracked country has no future unless rival factions agree to a ceasefire.

More Africans in extreme poverty than in 1990: UN

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 02:24

More sub-Saharan Africans are living in extreme poverty now than in 1990, said a major United Nations report on Monday, warning the region will miss most of its development goals.

Deadly clashes erupt in Central Africa as French minister visits

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 02:01

France`s Defence Minister warned on Monday that violence in the Central African Republic was becoming "more serious" as he started a visit to the former French colony, amid reports of more deadly clashes.

Violence in C Africa escalating says French minister

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 21:23

Violence in the Central African Republic is becoming "more serious" as a political deadlock inflames tensions between rival Christians and Muslims, France`s Defence Minister warned as he left for the war-torn country.

ICICI to open China, S-Africa branches this fiscal: Kochhar

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 17:46

With an eye on 'India-linked' business expansion on foreign shores, the country's top private sector lender ICICI Bank is all set to start full- fledged branches in China and South Africa in the current fiscal.

Lanka to use Proteas series to target World No. 1 ODI spot

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 12:45

Sri Lanka wants to use their upcoming ODI series against South Africa as a stepping stone towards the number one spot in the world rankings, ahead of next year`s World Cup.

Grenada to benefit massively from CPL, says minister

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 11:22

Sports Minister Emmalin Pierre believes that Grenada`s hosting of the opening games for the Caribbean Premiere League will result in an immense level of marketing for the island`s tourism.

South African strike could spook investors: Moody's

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 16:42

If South African bonds are downgraded to junk status it would make the country`s debt off limits to large institutional investors.